by Graham E. Fuller Among the many confusing factors swirling around the whole ISIS phenomenon is the role, or roles, of Turkey in the situation. It might be helpful to tick off some of the major salient factors that compete to form Turkish policies towards ISIS under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at this point. DEALING
By Joan Lombardi
From Kampala to Kingston; Delhi to Denver; and São Paulo to Santiago, giving children a strong start in life is critical to not only the growth and development of individuals, but also the growth and development of nations.
As the child mortality rate continues to decline, a new interest in the healthy [...]
by Mohammed A. Salih Erbil—After a period of frostiness, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Turkey seem intent on mending the ties, as each of the parties show signs of needing the other. But the Kurds appear more cautious this time around, leery of moving too close to Ankara lest they alienate the new Iraqi
Dominic Haslam, Director of Policy and Strategic Programme Support at NGO Sighstavers spoke today on the publication of the UK Government’s Disability Framework. Here is his statement:
“Today’s publication of the Government’s Disability Framework reflects its ambitious vision to deliver disability-inclusive development. We believe the practical steps the Government has outlined will provide a real [...]
by Ariane Tabatabai With the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal between world powers and Iran on the country’s nuclear program now behind us, the negotiating teams have returned to their capitals to debate next steps. They will reconvene in Oman in early December to continue their efforts to strike a deal in seven
by Monica Byrne Before I traveled to Iran, I didn’t want to read anything about Iran. Certainly nothing written by mainstream American news media, which often draws an absurdist caricature of the country. I wanted to arrive with an open heart. But I knew that having an open heart wasn’t the same thing as an
by Igor Torbakov The leading Bolshevik historian Mikhail Pokrovsky famously defined history as “politics projected into the past.” Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is taking that concept, and running with it. The importance of history to the Kremlin was on full display at Putin’s recent meeting with young scholars and teachers of history at Moscow’s Museum
by Jahandad Memarian According to a recent special report on Iran in The Economist: “The revolution is over.” The author, Oliver August, concludes by suggesting that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s approach to the country’s controversial nuclear program and international relations is a departure from that of his predecessors. While August makes several noteworthy points in
By Claire Gasamagera
Like everybody else, I follow Ebola in the news.
And I can’t help but notice the similarities of the world’s reaction to Ebola today and to AIDS 30 years ago.
When AIDS first appeared in the early 1980s, scientists explained that the disease was transmitted primarily by sex, blood transfusions, and [...]
The 17th of October 2014, marked 21 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty was celebrated. Notable progress has been made since then.
According to World Bank data, amongst the 115 low-income countries of the world, the proportion of people in extreme poverty (that is, with an income of US$1.25 [...]
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